May 3, 2016 – WCCB Charlotte’s Morgan Fogarty visited Shooter Detection Systems to learn more about the Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System.
Excerpt: The high tech wall plate is equipped with audio and infrared sensors to detect gunfire, and only gunfire, inside a building. No slamming doors. No construction noise. No false alerts. Once the sensors are triggered, an alert goes to the police, and the people inside the building.
WCCB News @ Ten anchor Morgan Fogarty explains how it works. “I’m sitting at my desk, when the alarm is sent, telling me there’s a gunman in the building. A map of the office pops up on my computer telling me where the gunman is and now, a new development in the technology, it’s been tied into the building’s existing surveillance cameras, so I can watch the gunman move and see exactly what he looks like.”
Fogarty asked Christian Connors, CEO of Shooter Detection Systems, “Have there been any instances at your installs where the technology has come to play in real life?” He says, “Thank goodness, no. It is a little bit of an odd situation that we invest a lot of time and money to work on something we hope is never used. But we certainly tested well over 30,000 rounds to make sure it does.” Watch the full story here.